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ERIC Number: ED142100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 252
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The End of Education. The Experience of the City University of New York with Open Enrollment and the Threat to Higher Education in America.
Wagner, Geoffrey
The paradox of American higher education today is that the liberal well-wisher has done more than anyone in the past decade to destroy the university. Although he imagines himself in the vanguard of progress, this guilt-ridden figure is in fact contributing to what he thinks he is opposing, turning out ever more appropriate minions of technology, and committing, in the process, so much humanistic suicide. This criticism is directed chiefly at the belief system of the large, publicly-funded multiversity and the death wish of the academic liberals within it. Symptoms of this syndrome are the collapse of the cirriculum as each new generation of students takes it over, the adulation of the student by faculty wanting good evaluations and by the politically sensitive boards of education, and the farce of grading. (Editor/MSE)
A. S. Barnes and Company, Inc., P.O. Box 421, Cranbury, N.J. 08512 ($8.95)
Publication Type: Books
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Note: 252p